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#1 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Having a ton of fun playing as a Ranger in Divinity: Original Sin. The regular shooting and positioning feels great, but there's also a great deal of variety in terms of special arrows e.g. explosive, poison, static cloud, knockdown etc. Oddly enough, I was also thinking back to Arrow today while I was playing.

#2 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Good points made above. In reference to Dragon Age in particular, I believe you can do an Auto-Level up without committing to it. It usually builds the characters to excel in one of the roles mentioned above, so you can get a sense of what classes need what. However, just cancel the level up process if you want and go back and spend the points the way you see fit.

#3 Edited by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

I'm getting it a bit with Dragon Age: Inquisition and I'm having a hard time putting my finger on it. I think it made a smart choice of sectioning off the world into smaller "open worlds". I dig some side stuff like the astariums and forts, but stuff like the shards and mosaic pieces I've started to completely ignore. It's a shame, I wish they would've done a little more with the paper treasure maps (like Red Dead Redemption). They aren't really a marked side quest. I'm closing in on finishing the main story, with Far Cry 4 waiting for me. I'm not sure I should follow up with that if I'm feeling the fatigue. I think for me it's really coming down to quality side content over quantity. This is why I'm glad I skipped Assassin's Creed: Unity. Making an Assassin's Creed game with discreet levels or a semi-open world would get me more jazzed about that series than any change of setting/time-period would. I think Jeff suggested as much in a recent Bombcast.

#4 Edited by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

As I mention in the list, there are a ton of great 2014 games I haven't touched yet. However, I did manage to come up with 10 all released in 2014. Here it is.

#5 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Agreed. Finished this quest last night and was pumped afterwards. The game really opens up after that. As mentioned by many others, the areas after the Hinterlands are much more interesting.

#6 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country. Gotta love that water level music.

#7 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Have been trying it with my wife in Canada. Promo codes don't work here and you don't get to choose the snacks (they just give you a different set each month). It's a little too expensive for snacks. May reconsider renewing once they get out of the beta for Canada and start letting me choose. Best thing I had was beer battered cheddar pretzel bites. They actually might be the best snack I've ever had. Black and white granola was also very tasty.

#8 Edited by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Haha this is great. Glad to see I wasn't the only one who immediately noticed this.

#9 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Just had the left stick on my first controller start to wear a couple days ago. It seems to be a prevalent problem. The guy at EB Games said they continue to sell out of the stick covers regularly. I ordered a 2 set of Grip-Its for my two controllers, which have been reviewed well.

#10 Posted by Briggs713 (228 posts) -

Well written Patrick. I agree with your ideas here. This game's story-telling felt like a big step back for Ubisoft. Although, I am kind of happy the it stayed small and didn't get into saving the world. From what I glean in the credits, that won't be the case in the next game.